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Poem in honor of Veterans Day: Ambush: 1969

The following poem was written about Lt. John Marsh, USN Seal Team 1, and his action in Vietnam which resulted in wounds so serious his career was ended. The poet, Tom Hayes, created the work from bits and pieces of conversation and stories between him and Marsh in Cazenovia.

Plutonic relationships

Blunt Belle Column

Since when can’t a guy be friends with a girl, without wanting more? And since when can a girl want to be friends with a guy, without wanting more? It’s difficult for people in relationships to trust each other enough to have these boundaries. No one wants their girlfriend going out to chat with a guy, in a small town, because as we all know, gossip will spread.

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EDITORIAL: Local officials should attend Freeman visit

Freeman will speak beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, in Room 141 of Newhouse III at Syracuse University.

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LETTER: Nicotra thankful for support

To the editor: I would like to thank everyone who came out to vote on Election Day in the Town of Salina.

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LETTER: Szczesniak thanks Third District voters

To the editor: I want to express my appreciation to all the voters I met while campaigning who encouraged me to use my experience to better their lives in Onondaga County. I would have been deeply honored to represent and serve the residents of the Third District. It’s something I would not have taken lightly or for granted. I appreciate the support from all the people who voted for and supported me.

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NOPL News: Join us for International Games Day

NOPL @ North Syracuse will join more than a thousand libraries around the world on Nov. 21 for the eighth annual celebration of gaming in libraries — International Games Day.

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Prepare for winter at upcoming training session

As winter draws near, it’s important to prepare ourselves for what the season might bring. Storms in recent years have brought unprecedented amounts of snow, freezing rain, high winds and extreme temperatures. Here in Onondaga County, those conditions can be harmful, causing power outages, endangering walkways and interrupting essential services. That’s why I encourage all to attend the upcoming Citizen Preparedness Training I’m hosting with the American Red Cross.

LIVIN' IN LIVERPOOL: Bagpipers bring music back to the White Water Pub

The brazen peal of bagpipes rang out on South Willow Street from the White Water Pub last Thursday evening. The melodic buzzing could be heard distinctly throughout the village business district.

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HISTORY MYSTERY: Do you know anything about this picture?

This local historic marker has been in place since 1938. Its honoree is an active part of the Baldwinsville community yet today.

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LETTER: Thank you to those who voted

To the editor: I wish to thank the residents of Van Buren who exercised their right to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

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LETTER: Thanks to those who helped after son’s stroke

To the editor: I wanted to say how thankful I am. 2015 has been the worst year of my life. My 26-year-old son suffered a devastating stroke due to an operation in August. He remains hospitalized in Schenectady. As we attempt to function and deal with the overwhelming trauma of this event, I am thankful.

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LETTER: All should attend youth gathering

To the editor: In July of 2015, I attended a youth gathering with my church, St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Baldwinsville.

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LIBRARY FOCUS: Staying healthy in your golden years

After a lifetime of work, retirees face an entirely new set of challenges. How can they keep healthy, happy and engaged in the so-called “golden” years?

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FROM THE ASSEMBLY: Want to go to college for free? Check this out!

For students who love to solve problems, want to make the world a better place and constantly wonder about how things work, a career in a Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) field can be an attractive option.

Driscoll thanks supporters for election


To the editor: I want to extend my sincere gratitude and thanks to the whole Cazenovia community for their support and trust in me to allow me the privilege to continue as a town councilman.